More than 30 years ago, Gayl Bousman's grandmother rendered lard to make lye soap. Today, Bousman incorporates goat's milk, honey, botanicals and herbs from her family's Osceola, Missouri, farm to craft body products. The annual Evening Shade Farms Herb Days
(today and Sunday) features a slew of old-fashioned goodness: pottery and woodworking demonstrations, an heirloom plant and veggie sale, blacksmith art, root beer, lemon verbena cake, the Foot Stomping Bear Creek Band, and more. Find the farm at 12790 Southeast Highway TT in Osceola. The free festival runs 10 a.m.–5 p.m. today and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. Call 417-282-6985 or see eveningshadefarms.com
for more information.